Obama’s chief Jobs advisor privately rooting for Romney?

March 20, 2012 07:45

Turns out Obama appointing GE’s Jeff Immelt as head of his jobs council was just another illusion for the foolish public. Obama had to make it LOOK like he cares about jobs. Immelt thought he could help move Obama to the center but is dismayed that Obama has gone even further to the left. Obama is a committed Marxist. He will SAY anything but look at what he actually does.


Charles Gasparino at The New York Post has the story:


Friends describe Immelt as privately dismayed that, even after three years on the job, President Obama hasn’t moved to the center, but instead further left. The GE CEO, I’m told, is appalled by everything from the president’s class-warfare rhetoric to his continued belief that big government is the key to economic salvation.

Or, as one friend recently put it to me, “Jeff thought he could make a difference, and now realizes he couldn’t.”


Immelt is just another in a flood of former Obama supporters that are beginning to realize that Obama an is an anti-business socialist.

Huffingtonpost.com revealed the late Steve Jobs’ concern about Obama’s anti-jobs policies in an article about the forthcoming biography:

“You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” he [Jobs] told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where “regulations and unnecessary costs” make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America’s education system, saying it was “crippled by union work rules,” noted Isaacson. “Until the teachers’ unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform.”

It makes Jobs sound almost like a Tea partier but similar complaints have aired from other Democrats.

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, perked ears in July of this year when he said:

“But I’m afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime. Well this is Obama’s deal, and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America. The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution, and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest or holding too much money. We haven’t heard this kind of talk except from pure socialists”

More recently Wynn reiterated his concerns as reported by IBD Editorials:

In a call with analysts about Wynn Resort’s third quarter earnings, the executive let loose on the worsening business environment for American companies, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the class war against the rich, and the growing control exercised by the federal government over entrepreneurs and businesses.

I am watching my employees’ standard of living drop because of deficits. I think that the American public is beginning to make a connection between deficits and their own loss of living standard…

And we have an administration that is fanning the fires that this is somehow undeserved, profligate millionaires, and it is worse than hypocrisy. It is totally dishonest. It represents young people who don’t know the difference, simple misunderstanding and the lack of understanding of how the economy works or what’s going on in America, but if it’s politician that does it or union leader, then it represents something much more pernicious. It represents a deliberate misleading of the public. And I think that Americans are waking up to this.

It’s simply a statement of fact from a businessman who has supported probably more Democrats than Republicans. But I say right now that the Democratic agenda of spend and bribe the public has bankrupt this country, and until it stops, the citizens of this country are in for more hard times. And fancy speeches aren’t going to change that, only a fundamental realization that citizens are going to have to take real sophisticated responsibility for how we allocate the resources of this country.

Other business leaders have voiced similar concerns.

In February 2011 according to FT.com 3M’s chief, George Buckley, said “We know what his instincts are – they are Robin Hood-esque. He is anti-business.”

Just last September former head of GE Jack Welch said “President Barack Obama’s administration has an “anti-business” bias which manifests itself through intimidation, trade, taxes and regulation.” A year ago a Bloomberg survey showed that 77% of US investors thought of Obama as anti-business. Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE is reported to have said business did not like the US president, and the president did not like business. Immelt has since backtracked after becoming an Obama insider.

Former Obama supporter and consistent leftist Mort Zuckerman wrote an opinion piece in US News saying:

“This predilection to blame business is manifest in the unnecessary and provocative anti-business sentiment revealed by President Obama in a recent speech that was supposed to be seeking the support of the business community for a doubling of exports over the next five years.”

He went on to point out that burdensome rules and regulations being instituted by the Obama administration and the then Democrat controlled congress:

“Consider the new generation of regulatory rules, increased bureaucracy, and higher taxes created by the Obama administration. For example, the new financial regulation bill includes nearly 500 “rule-makings,” studies, and reports, compared with just 14 in total for the controversial Sarbanes-Oxley bill, passed after the financial scandals of Enron and WorldCom.”

“The U.S. economy faces hurricane force headwinds and the government is at the center of the storm, making an economic recovery very difficult,” said William Dunkelberg, chief economist for National Federation of Independent Business.

Michael Brush at MSN Money pointed out more complaints about Obama’s antibusiness attitude in his article “Why CEO’s can’t stand Obama”:

Consider the following attacks on Obama and the Democrats in recent months:

  • Intel CEO Paul Otellini, referring to Obama and the Democrats, said in an August speech to the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum, “I think this group does not understand what it takes to create jobs.”
  • Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, in a June speech at the Economic Club of Washington, accused Obama of creating an “increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation.”
  • Cypress Semiconductor’s Rodgers told me last week that he had “started out happy with Obama because we had broken through the white male barrier” and made “a step forward for equality.” But Rodgers added: “I have become deeply disappointed with him. It is amateur hour in Washington. The guy hasn’t got a clue about the economy, how jobs are created, how wealth is created. It reminds me of the Jimmy Carter years, only worse.”
  • Blackstone Group CEO Steven Schwarzman seemed to compare the Obama administration to Hitler by saying in a recent private meeting that Washington’s push to increase taxes on private-equity firms is war, “like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939,” according to Newsweek.

Bernie Marcus Home Depot co-founder told Neil Cavuto that we will never be able to pay off this debt and that if we continue these policies we will be ‘dead in the water’. ‘I don’t know what he’s smoking’ he said of VP Biden’s stimulus propaganda. He said Obama administration doesn’t “have a clue” on small business.

Obama seems to be doing everything he can to increase energy costs. Higher energy costs means fewer jobs. Obama appointed an energy secretary that actually wants higher gasoline prices. Secretary Chu has said “Somehow we have to figure out a way to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” A recent Congressional Report determines that the Obama administration is intentionally causing high gas prices. The public seems to remain clueless. Remember this is a president who said “under my plan electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”

Obama’s most recent cabinet appointment John Bryson was approved in midnight vote session. Bryson who will head up the commerce department is decidedly anti-business, anti-energy and ant-growth. IBD Editorials exposed the anti-business bent of Bryson in June, 2011:

“The nominee for commerce secretary founded an anti-energy group and believes in redistribution of wealth to help poorer nations. At this rate, we’ll be one of them.

Bryson also spent time as an environmental lawyer and co-founder of the National Resources Defense Council, perhaps the most anti-energy, anti-growth progressive group on the planet. He has served as an adviser on energy and climate issues to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at a time when the U.N. was pushing anti-growth climate change treaties based on fraudulent and doctored data.

Bryson told a U.N. energy conference in 2009 that a global wealth-redistribution program was needed to keep poor people in developing countries from using their own forest resources.

Bryson told a University of California, Berkeley, audience in 2010 that a cap-and-trade system was a good way to hide a carbon tax but that he preferred a robust system of regulations to restrict older forms of energy such as fossil fuels and redirect energy production toward greener alternatives.

Bryson supports renewable energy mandates, a carbon tax hiding behind cap-and-trade legislation, a global redistribution of wealth, fighting climate change and restricting domestic development of our vast fossil fuel resources. He is President Obama’s ideal nominee.”

No matter how much Obama insists he is concerned about jobs, people recognize that he is an anti-jobs president.

Obama really is a socialist / Marxist. His ideology precludes any real interest in jobs or economic growth.

Meanwhile his promised anti-energy policies, job killing Obamacare, ever increasing debt, failed stimulus, payoffs to union supporters and Utopian “green” revolution are collapsing the US economy. But as Alfred E. Newmansaid “What, me worry?”

Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined with the debt expected to double by 2021. The official White House Office of Management and Budget web site carries a a call from the president to “invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt.” and yet Obama is giving future generations an insurmountable mountain of debt. It makes sense when you understand Obama’s goal of redistribution of the wealth. Alan Greenspan said “Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth.” [Gold and Economic Freedom; The Objectivist, 1966] To redistribute it you must first confiscate it.

Just look at the ideologues Obama chooses as his advisers.  His cabinets are pushing “environmental justice” as a scheme for redistributing wealth. His energy secretary Steven Chu is on the record as having said we need higher gas prices like those in Europe. Obama warned us during his 2008 campaign that “under my plan electricity rates will necessarily have to skyrocket.” Obama hired an anti-commerce commerce secretary in John Bryson. Senator Inhofe has called Obama’s EPA a “growing menace to the economy.”  John P. Holdren, who then-President-elect Barack Obama nominated as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in December 2008, called just five months before his nomination for a global climate-change agreement that would allow wealth to be redistributed from countries in the global “North” to countries in the “South.” Obama also picked a “spread the wealth” progressive lawyer for his top economist.

A new congressional report has determined that the Obama administration is intentionally causing high gas prices. Obama seems to be doing everything he can to increase gas prices, inhibit domestic oil drilling and ruin the coal industry. His green energy policies cause consumers to pay as much as 38% more for electricity.

And don’t forget that according to Obama the union agenda is his agenda. According to AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka the Obama White House collaborates with  its socialist union boss on a daily basis. Obama’s payoff to the UAW for union campaign help cost Americans over $14 billion and broke bankruptcy and credit laws possibly destroying the ability of the auto industry to borrow in the open market. Obama’s heavily union biased labor board  suied Boeing for building a plant and creating new jobs in South Carolina.


How can he be fooling so many people so much of the time? Forget what he says and look at what he does.


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